College IFlewe. Vol. 6. No. 5. WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1906. Price, 5 Cents. WELLESLEY'S ASTRONOMICAL EQUIPMENT. Wellesley College has had many friends who have left or given money to the trus- tees to be used for buildings and books, but three benefactors have been pre- eminent in administering their own gifts and thus introducing that element of per- sonality which creates the spiritual at- mosphere of an institution. To all these alike, beauty in the sur- roundings of student life has been a cardinal principle. Mr. Durant, when remonstrated with because, while Welles- ley needed so much, he put pictures on the walls and made the Browning Room a shrine of choicest treasures, said, "I must, attend to these luxuries; they are essential lips was a classmate of Mr. Rotch who designed the Art Building. The two stand for that chaste perfection of design which it is hoped can sometime charac- terize ever}- structure at Wellesley. Im- mediately the number of students over- crowded the one little library and the development of different lines of work made one telescope inadequate. More- over the very perfection of the instru- ments made them too complicated for beginners. In 1905, Mrs. Whitin decided to meet the need for enlargement. The work was put into the charge of Mr. F. W. Angell of Providence, who had lately completed the President's House, and had shown in Billings Hall ability to add a new block to an existing building. The wildest anticipations of the pro- fessors only reached a brick or white tile extension with gravel roof and possibly marble trimmings, but when, on a final wrought-iron fire-set. On the mantle, the I gift of alumnae and friends, are appropri- ate objects: A Crook's Radiometer which will rapidly spin under the influence of a ray of light which eight minutes before left the sun, our nearest star, ninety-three million of miles away; a genuine, antique hour-glass which, before standard time was known, was perhaps turned again and again in some pulpit while the parson elaborated his score of heads; a Liverpool sea captain's pitcher with an old-time sailor taking his observation with the sex- tant etched upon it; but most interesting, something which came to earth from depths of space, a meteor which crashed into our atmosphere and, though melted deep from the fervent heat of the impact and wasting away with its train of fire, yet was large enough to reach the earth and bury itself in Toluca, Mexico, where it was found. Above, on an oak panel, is burned the in my scheme of education; others will easily see the simple necessities." Professor Horsford, when he put the Faculty Parlor in the hands of decorators, wished it to cheer and rest the hard-worked faculty by the gilded Renaissance decora- tions of its walls, and its antique rugs. Mrs. John C. Whitin, one of the trustees, in these last years has wrought for Welles- ley on Observatory Hill, in the same spirit, until for beauty of architecture and fur- nishings as well as ii instrumental equip- ment our students' laboratory in astron- omy is unequalled. Wellesley believes that it is educational- ly unsound to attempt to teach sciences without laboratory work on the part of the students, and does not even except as- tronomy, in which, on account of obvious difficulties, most colleges give individual work, aside from star-gazing, only to a few specializing in the subject. In 1900, under Mr. Henry A. Phillips, an architect whose canons of beauty in design are absolute, the marble observato- ry facing the north was built. Mr. Phil- conference over interior plans, the archi- tect was asked whether Mrs. Whitin had decided to use brick or tile, he quoted her remark of the day before that she thought marble and copper would be good enough. So if one stands before the building on a sunny day the transparent whiteness of the stone of the walls with the delicate veining is of exquisite beauty, and the copper- ribbed roof with ornamental acroteria follow the original plan. If one enters the new doorway and turns to the right, the new six-inch tele- scope, with its dome and rotating observ- ing chair of new pattern, can be seen, and opposite, the small transit and sidereal clock. Turning to the left, one enters the large workroom which, unless the many instru- ments catch the eye, looks like a drawing- room. Mrs. Whitin wishes the students to find their work restful and declares that putting their feet on an India rug will not hurt the science. The buff brick chimney- | piece, with its blue Warsaw blue-stone I shelf, is above a fireplace in which is a verse which President Hazard wrote for the observatory. The oak bookcases and superb Daven-. port hand-carved oak table, around which the students sit for their work, leave nothing to be desired in bea\ity and fitness. Connecting this room to the old library, is an office with cases for photographs and an arrangement for illuminating transpar- encies. Mrs. Whitin has in the same spirit given to the college a residence for the staff in astronomy that they may be near the observatory for their constant evening work. This is as perfect for a specimen of domestic architecture as its neighbor is for an astronomical laboratory. The development of the surroundings is under way and is planned with reference to some noble oak trees on the slope of the hill which years of suns have brought to noble proportions. The entire Welleslev constituency heart- ily unite in the Wellesley cheer for this large-hearted benefactor of the college. Sarah F. Whiting COLLEGE NEWS College IRews. Press or N. A. Lindsey & Co., Boston. Published weekly. Subscription price, $1.00 a year to resident and non-resident. All business correspondence should be addressed to Miss Florence Plummer, Business Manager College be sent to Miss Elisa- News. All subscriptions should beth Condit. Editor-in-Chief. Alice W. Farrar, 1908 Associate Editor, Elizabeth Andrews, 1908 Literary Editors, Leah Curtis, 1908 Estelle E. Littlefield, 1908 Agnes Rothery. 1909 Alumn.*: Editor, Lilla Weed. Managing Editors, Florence Plummer, 1907 Elisabeth Condit. 1907 Anna Brown Emma McCarrol, 1908 "Entered as second class matter, November 12 1903, at the Post Office, at Wellesley, Mass., undei the Act of Congress, March 3, 1879." SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO., JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS, BOSTON. Fine Stationery, Umbrellas, Parasols, Wedding Gifts. Official Makers of the Wellesley Seal Pin. Jewelry Repairing. JOSEPH Q. LOWELL OSMON C. BAILEY LOWELL BROS. & BAILEY, General Commission Merchants and Wholesale Dealers in foreign & Domestic fruits & Produce of All Kinds. 73 and 75 Clinton Street. Boston. Ref.: Fourth Nat. Bk.. Boston Fruit & Produce Ex. Field Day is all but here. Have your banners and your best cheers ready ; Now that three elections are over we are feeding our curiosity for 19 10 officers. Good luck to ther be wise! May to's choice Just a word about athletics! Now that Field Day draws near it behooves us to think just how we are to conduct our- selves as regards athletics next spring. It has been brought forward lately that athletics are becoming merely a social affair. We doubt if one who has been in sports can truthfully make this assertion. It is evident that these criticizers have never experienced the stringency of attendance rules and the awful punishment which awaits one who does not visit the excuse book. But aside from this, must we not rather look on sport for sport's sake, which sake is to keep us strong in mind as in body, better able to meet difficulties as they come now and in the future. Since we have come back this year, I think most of us have seen, or heard talked of, an article on "Boston Culture," in which direct reference is made to Wellesley. If we have not already seen LOTS OF PEOPLE NEVER WORRY ABOUT STYLE, JUST BUY FOWNES GLOVES AND HIT IT RIGHT this article it may be found easily in a recent publication of Harper's Week- ly. We trust that all will hunt it up and read it, for it is well worth while and, short as it is, furnishes food for serious thought. After several specific examples, the author draws this conclusion, — "How far, I wonder still, are these girls thinking and feeding mentally for themselves? What do they discuss, one with another? How far do they suffer under that blight of feminine education — note-taking from lectures?" Is this not a serious question if the author's doubt has foundation? Do we not lose the greatest, most valuable edu- cation if we confine our search for it to "note-taking from lectures," to "copying the details of the old masterpieces," and to the "study of the topography of Rome?" Extreme cases, these last two, to be sure, but quite true in every case. How apt we are, here in college, sur- rounded by all things that we desire for study, comfort and pleasure, to forget what our life is to become when we leave all of this. But we must consider this future life. How are we to be successful, helpful, and happy ourselves, if we do not bear this in mind? Fresh from our life here, we undoubtedly will look at the world as a larger, but nevertheless as a second Wellesley. We shall expect the world to assume that same attitude toward us. But there we shall be mis- taken. It will be a cold, cold world in- deed to us, if we go out expecting that treatment. How out of place we are go- ing to appear to the rest of mankind if we adopt this view! If we do not keep up with the trend of the times, must we not, at no very late day, give way to the more advanced, broad-minded, more up-to- date men and women. That is inevitable. But how are we to aviod this, for all must admit that the four years of a col- lege course inevitably bears a narrowing force with it. The final impression, how- ever, can be avoided and counteracted by guarding against just what Mr. Wells says he finds here, — "this appetite to have all the mellow and refined and beau- tiful things in life to the exclusion of all thought for the present and future." By keeping our minds clear and above all practical we shall gain our end. Do not avoid all material, practical pleas- ures for the sake of the aesthetic. It is against the practical which we shall come this year or next or the year after when Commencement is over. Above all keep up-to-date. Do not come back from vacation and feel that you are settled for another nine months and then forget everything else. Keep up with the times; as they say in history, "consider the po- litical, military, and social conditions." Know what is going on about you, out- side Wellesley, and then decide how you are going to fit into those conditions which will inevitably come. NOTICE. Copy for College News shoula oe in the hands of the editors by Friday noon of each week. It is desirable that all communications be written in ink, rather than in pencil, and on one side of the sheet only. The departments are in charge of the following editors: General Correspondence .. Alice W. Farrar College Calendar ) Elizabeth Andrews College Notes i Library Notes ) Music Notes ^Estelle E. Littlefield Society Notes J Free Press ") Art Notes [• Leah T. Curtis Athletic Notes J Parliament of Fools Agnes Rothery Alumnae Notes Miss Weed SAVES HOSIERY NEVER SLIPS, TEARS NOR UNFASTENS Every Pair Warranted The CUSHION BUTTON HOSE SUPPORTER If yt -ir Dealer does not sell you this Supporter he does not sell the Best Every Clasp has the namu gafJT* Stamped on the Metal Loop 0EORGE FROST CO., Makers, Boston, Mass. COLLEGE NEWS COLLEGE CALENDAR. Thursday, November i, at 7.30 P.M., regular mid-week prayer meeting of the Christian Association. Friday, November 2. at 8 P.M., address by Professor Munster- berg of Harvard University to the Philosophy Club in Billings Hall. Subject "The Psychology of Confessions." Saturday, November 3, at 3.20 P.M., November meeting of the Boston Branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumna? in College Hall Chapel. Sunday, November 4, at 11 A.M., services in Houghton Me- morial Chapel. Sermon by Rev. James G. K. McClure, D.D., President of the McCormick Theological Seminary of Chicago. Communion service. 7 P.M., vespers with address by Dr. Arthur J. Brown at the invitation of the Missionary Committee of the Christian Association. Monday, November 5, College Settlement Rally. 7.30 P.M., Alliance Francaise reception. COLLEGE NOTES. A meeting of the Economics Club was held on Friday evening, October 19. Miss Castle was elected secretary for the year. Miss Balch gave a very interesti g account of her life in Austro- Hungary, telling the history of the country, reasons why the natives came to America, and the influence brought to bear upon them here. The club will meet regularly, every three weeks, on Friday evening. The Social Study Circle held its first meeting for the year at the Agora House on Tuesday evening, October twenty-third. On Tuesday evening, October 23, Miss Ruth Carpenter, 1908, president of the College Settlements Association, spoke to the students at the Noanett upon the work of the College Settle- ments. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, October 23 and 24, a short account of the purpose and work of the Consumers' League was given at the following houses: Wilder, Mildred Rogers, 1907; Wood, Bell' Simmons, 1907; Freeman, Ethel Grant, 1908; Simpson, Betsey Baird, 1908; Fiske, Martha Cecil, 1909; Eliot, Anne Crawford, 1907; Noanett, Marie Warren, 1907; Webb, Hattie Brown, 1907; Belair Avenue, Betty An- drews, 1908; The Maples, Marion Bosworth, 1907; Mrs. Nye's, Helen Newell, 1907. A second mass meeting of all the new students for the purpose of learning college songs was held at the Barn on Wednesday evening, October twenty-fourth. The annual business meeting of the History Club was held on Thursday afternoon, October 25. The regular monthly business meeting of the Christian As- sociation was held in College Hall Chapel Thursday evening, October twenty-fifth. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved and one hundred and eighty -five new mem- bers were received into the association. Following the recep- tion of new members Miss Pendleton read an address by Pro- fessor Bates which she delivered three years ago at a memorial service to Mr. Durant. The Alliance Francaise held a business meeting, Thursday afternoon, October twenty-fifth. Professor Munsterberg's lecture to the Philosophy Club has been postponed from Friday evening, October 26, to Friday evening, November 2, at 8 o'clock in Billings Hall. The Dana Hall School held a Silver Bay Rally in the Village Church on Saturday evening, October 27. The speakers were Mr. Harry Wade Hicks, Miss Janet McCook, Miss Dorothea Day, Miss Clara Reed and Miss Ruth Cowing, (Smith, 1907). The class of 1909 held a prayer meeting in the Students' Par- lor at College Hall, after the vesper service on Sunday evening, October 28. Miss Ruth Hanford led the meeting. The second meeting of the Missionary Union was held on Sunday afternoon, October 28, at 4 o'clock in Billings Hall. Miss Gladys Doten led the meeting. Addresses were made by Miss Helen French, Miss Mary B. May and Miss Ruth Cowing of Smith College. At the close of the Missionary Union Meeting on Sunday after- noon, October 28, a twilight delegation meeting was held in Billings Hall. The Cross Country Walking Club met at the Fiske gate at 9.30 on Monday morning, October 29, for a walk to Echo Bridge. On November 5, the club will walk to the Wayside Inn, return- ing after lunch. A reading was given at Dana Hall by Mrs. Lucia Gale Barber for the benefit of the Village Improvement Societies of Welles- ley and Wellesley Hills on Tuesday evening, October 30. Mrs. Barber read "Clouds of the Sun," by Isabella Hour Fiske, Wellesley, 1896. Miss Julia Long, 1906, spent several days at Wellesley last week. Beginning with this week tea will be served in the Faculty Parlor on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4.05 P.M. All members of the Faculty, and particularly new members, are cordially invited. The fee of one dollar for the year can be sent to Miss Balch through the resident mail. The Observatory is open every week-day afternoon, and after schedule hours members of the College are invited to visit it. Visitors are asked to use the new entrance. STURTEVANT & HALEY, BEEF AND SUPPLY CO. 38 and 40 Faneuil Hall Market, BOSTON. Telephone 933 Richmond. HOTEL SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY. FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND HOTHOUSE PRODUCTS. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO HOTEL, CLUB AND FAMILY ORDERS. ISAAC LOCKE (& CO., 97, 99 and IOI Faneuil Hall Market. L. P. HOLLANDER <& CO. Fall Exhibition of Young Ladies' Gowns, Coats and Wraps, Millinery, Hats, Underwear and Gloves. We call special attention to a large assortment of Dresses, made in our own workrooms for College and Street Wear, at very Reasonable Prices. 202 to 216 Boylston Street and Park Square, Boston COLLEGE NEWS FREE PRESS. The editorial in last week's issue of the News dealt with a question which is vital to all college students : the question of how we choose to divide our time. All of us know that a conscious choice is necessary if we do not want to paralyze our will-power. Yet how few of us make that conscious choice the strong, inde- pendent one that it should be! The trouble does lie in indi- vidual failure to stop at the right point, in failure "to decide which are the most valuable opportunities;" but is that all? Isn't there some fault in the existing circumstances of college life? One question in the editorial which was not answered, was "If there is not time enough for the average girl to attend to a small number of the functions, why have so many?" That is a question which the student body must answer; the writer merely wishes to ask it again. While we acknowledge that we come to college primarily for study, we also argue that we come for the general rounding out of our natures through the "college life." Is it necessary, how- ever, that we make that life so complex that one would find it hard to take part in all its activities, even if there were no academic work to do? It may be said that it is all very well so long as individuals govern their actions according to their ca- pacity, but is this a sound argument? Is it fair to organize a system of college life in which activity is considered duty, mak- ing it very hard and perplexing for an individual to keep the right balance, and then calmly urge stopping at the right mo- ment? Setting aside the weakness of human nature, are we main- taining the right sort of a college standard if, in the four years which are intended for study and time to think over our study, \vr. .include every kind of life which is open to us in the world outside? With feminine energy we take our pleasures hard, wearing ourselves out in these various pursuits, instead of re- laxing — an American trait, perhaps; but here, when we may, if wc will, why do we not live more slowly? Many of us have heard members of the Faculty speak about this matter and have been glad to know their "point of view." They have had opportunity to notice a rapidly increasing ten- dency, in the past few years, toward crowding the college life. They have pointed out that this danger threatens all of our women's colleges, that many weighty, adverse criticisms are being made in regard to the success of the higher education of women. The matter, then, is one of more than local or passing interest. None of us would wish Wellesley to be a place for "grinds and drudges to groan and sigh," but a place where young women, who have elected to give four years to study, are not "guilty of insincerity" to the founders and purpose of the College; who place beside their motto, "Non ministrari sed ministrare," the desire to do scholarly work, to prepare for whatever work they may do in the world by doing thoroughly the tasks they choose here. E. H. M., 1908. Officers of Student Government Association. President Florence F. Besse Vice-president Olive Smith Secretary Ethel V. Grant Treasurer Betsey Baird Senior Member Margaret Noyes Junior Member Elizabeth Perot Sophomore Member Margaret Kennedy Wigs, Beards, Etc., to Hire for Amateur Theatricals and all Stage Productions. Grease Paints, Powders, Burnt Cork, Rouges, Etc. m. G. SLATTERY, 226 Tremont Street, Boston, Theatrical and \17J~~ Between Eliot and LaGrange Sts. Street W 11TS Opp. Majestic Theater © Hair Work of Every Description. Special Attention Given to Order Work. WRAPS, $2.75 to $35.00 For Men, Women and Children. For morning and night use generally. Those having occasion to be up nights will find them indispensable. Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Shirt Waists, $3.50 to $15.00 Ladies' Stocks, Belts and Gloves. Ladies' Storm Coats. Fownes' Heavy Street Gloves, Hand Sewn, $1.50 ^■n^~*~ ^a Washington ami PREFERRED STOCK M ~*S^zm*^ THE HIQHKST GRADE COFFEE. MARTIN L HALL & CO., BOSTON A Wellesley Print=Shop ™ ! particular printing, promptly done at reasonable prices, call at the most convenient place, where modern equipment and expert work- men guar MAUGUS PRINTING CO. antee sat- isfaction. 'Wellesley Square. Boston and Haine Railroad Lowest Rates. Fast Train Service between Boston and Chicago, St. Louis, St. Paul, Minneapolis and all points West, Northwest and Southwest. Pullman Palace or Sleeping Cars on all through lines. For tickets and information apply at any principal ticket office of the Company. D. J. FLANDERS, Gen'l. Pass, and Tkt. Agt., Boston. THE WALNUT HILL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, NATICK, MASS. Tuition and Board, $700, ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE. Miss Conant and Miss Bigelow, Principals. Office Hours. President : Thursday, 11.30-1 Friday, 2.30-3 2.30 P.M .00 P.M Vice-presid ent: Friday, 10. 50-u 35 AM Saturday, 10. 50-1 1 35 AM Wednesday, 1 I .40- 12 3° P.M COLLEGE NEWS ALUMN/E NOTES. This column will contain items concerning Alumnae, former students, and past and present members of the Faculty. Other items will occasionally be added which are thought to be of es- pecial interest to the readers of the Alumnae Notes. Scribner's for October contains the following quatrain by Miss Margaret Sherwood of the Department of English Litera- ture : — THE SUN. Green, sun-warmed leaf and crimson-petalled rose Share the deep secret of swift passing breath, Consuming flame to fairest beauty grows, And life is kindled by impassioned death. A First Book of Poetics, by Martha Hale Shackford, 1896, has recently been published by B. H. Sanborn and Company, of Boston. Information in regard to versification, figures of speech, and library types is given briefly, accompanied by abundant illustrations. The work is designed for the aid of students in colleges or high schools who wish to know the first Steps in the study of poetry. Miss Elizabeth F. Bennett, 1899, sails for Europe, November 7, to travel for two years. Address care of Baring Brothers, London. The engagement was announced in August of Clara Stanton More, 1904, to Jacques de Morinni of New York. Mr. de Morin- ni has been a resident of New York for the past three years, his home for ten years previous having been in London and Windsor, England. MARRIAGES. Ziegler — Huntington. In Milton, Massachusetts, October 18, 1906, Miss Theresa Lyman Huntington, 1896, to Mr. Charles Lincoln Ziegler. At home, Thursdays, January 17, 24, 31, 1907, at 1 Ellis street, Roxbury, Massachusetts. Travis — Hunt. In Portland, Oregon, July 31, 1906, Miss Myrtle Chapman Hunt, 1903, to Mr. John Irvin Travis. Granger — Powers. In Randolph, Massachusetts, October 15, 1906, Miss Mary L. Powers, formerly of 1908, to Mr. Lucius Dwight Granger, Harvard, 1904. BIRTHS. October 19, 1906, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter, Mary Louise, to Mary Dodd Craig, 1899, (Mrs. Henry Hamlin Craig). DEATHS. October 21, 1906, in Middleboro, Massachusetts, John C' Sullivan, father of Olive W. Sullivan, 1903. Miss Nellie Fowler, 1898, is teaching in the Edgeworth School, 122 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Miss Florence Hutchinson, 1898, is teaching German in the High School at Media, Pennsylvania. Her address is 307 East Front street, Media. Miss Georgina W. Sillcox, 1905, is teaching in Miss Kimball's School for girls, Worcester, Massachusetts. Miss M. Berenice Gallup, 1905, is working in English Litera- ture at the University of Michigan. She expects to take her Master's degree in June. Miss Grace E. Hatch, 1906, is teaching in the Eastern High School, Detroit, Michigan. Miss Florence E. Kraus, 1906, is acting as substitute in the elementary schools of Philadelphia. Miss Alice F. Titus, formerly of 1907, is recovering from a se- rious illness, and hopes to return to college work in February. CHANGES OF ADDRESS. Miss Mabel Gair Curtis, 1890, 49 Trowbridge street, Cam- bridge. Miss Sarah C. Weed, 1895, 14 Park Drive Terrace, Brookline. Mrs. Elizabeth Mathews-Richardson, 1897, The Weston School, 43 St. James street, Roxbury Station, Boston. LECTURE ON THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES. On Monday evening Mr. Ernest Henderson, the well-known historian, lectured in College Hall Chapel on the "Palace of Versailles during the time of Louis XIV." Professor Kendall introduced Mr. Henderson as a one-time member of the Welles- ley faculty, and he then spoke to an interested audience of histo- ry students. The lecture was illustrated by stereopticon views, many of which were copies of the original plates made for Louis himself, and procured by Mr. Henderson, with infinite pains and tact from the French government. Much of the knowledge of Louis' court was taken from the almost unknown > but intensely interesting and vivid letters of "Madame," the wife of Louis XIV's brother, and a vital member of his court. The Versailles of to-day, he said, is very nearly the Versailles of Louis' time. It passed through the Revolution wonderfully well preserved, and though at one time Napoleon used the palace as a military hospital, it seems little injured. Through the efforts of Louis Philippe it was restored in many respects to its former grandeur, though what had been the home of three kings became a museum. In 1662 the construction of this palace and its wonderful gardens began; twenty years later came its com- pletion. Daily during all this time there were some thirty-six thousand men and six thousand horses at work. There were expensive difficulties to be overcome, arising from its objection- able situation, a low, boggy country far from water. This added so to the expense of its construction, that it ultimately cost Louis and his people one hundred and nineteen million francs. The garden was extensively terraced, and filled with statues and formally cut trees. It had also in Louis' time four- teen hundred fountains, which number is at present reduced to four hundred. They were of many and all kinds, some extreme- ly beautiful and much admired to-day. Some represent Apollo, the Sun God, symbolizing Louis himself; others illustrate ^sop's Fables, meant to help in the nursery education of the little Dolphin. The king too had a plaything, the Grand Canal,— an artificial piece of water scarcely fifty feet wide, where he kept his toy fleet, and many full grown men as sailors. The two wings of the palace are of different architecture, and the main building is constructed about the original little house. Imme- diately inside the main entrance once rose the Ambassador's Stair Case, with its imposing steps so broad as to accommodate the skirts of the ladies, sometimes twenty-four feet across. This staircase led to the grand apartments of the King, even now little changed where there are costly paintings and bronzes in profusion. The walls were hung with rich draperies, of vel- vet and gold for winter, silks and satins for summer. The origi- nal furniture was long ago mostly sold, much of it to America, and the solid silver chairs melted up to defray Louis XIV's escaping expenses. The galorie de glace remains as formerly, lined on one side by long gilt mirrors, and on the other by windows hung with curtains of gold embroidery on white silk. The whole palace was lighted by candles, the galorie de glace alone using four thousand. Once a week the King entertained with an "Apartment." The guests promenaded, had collation, and then played cards all night. Gambling was thus promoted. The King himself played little, but four young officers committed suicide within one year, because of their ill-luck at cards. Masquerading was this court's most popular amusement, perhaps because it gave them the opportunity to wear more than one costume in an evening. Upon one occasion a lady of the court wore a petti- coat so heavy from trimmings of silver and black chenille that she could scarcely stand. Their behavior and sense of humor were childish, such practical jokes as pouring water into each other's beds, being considered very clever. Every week the king dined publicly, eating alone at his table while the populace looked on. Probably on such occasions he ate less than was his wont, for it is recorded that at one meal he once ate four soups, two whole pheasants, three fish, eight vegeta- bles, not to mention pastry and sweets. With the exception of eating the king did little for himself, as there were two hundred men who received special salaries for their services to the king's person. The sole life duty of one man was to hand to his high- ness his handkerchief. But for all its sumptuousness and gaiety, the Palace of Versailles was very cold and bleak in winter, dirty and diseased the whole year round, as well as full of rivalry, jealousy and intrigue. J. D. B., '09. CORRECTION. The statement in last week's issue of the News, that the book plate of the Plympton Library was designed by Miss M. H. Jackson, is incorrect. Miss Jackson did not make the design nor does she know the name of the designer. COLLEGE NEWS EDWARD RAKAS <& SONS, High Grade Furs, 364 Boylsto Special Discount to Students. Street, )wfttEfs CHOCOLATES SOc and 60c per lb. DELICIOUS -DAINTY-PURE. 416 Washington St., (4th door North of Summer St.) Wt\U*U% Souvenirs MRS. H. E. CURRIER, 10 Grove St., Wellesley. F. DIEHL & SON, Dealers in Coal, Wood, Hay & Grain, Wellesley, Mass. Telephone No. 16-4. F. A. COOLIDQE & CO. DEALERS I-V Choice Meats and Provisions, Washington St., Wellesley. M. G. SHAW, Watchmaker and Optician, Agent for the Provident Life and Trust Co. Wellesley, - Atass. SMITH BROTHERS, Butter, Cheese and Eggs, 2 and 4 New Faneuil Hall Market, BOSTON F. H. PORTER, Plumbing and Heating. Hardware, Skates and Hock- eys, Curtain Rods and Fixtures, Cutlery and Fancy Hardware, Kitchen Furnishings for the Club Houses. H. L. FLAGG, Daily Papers, Periodicals, Stationery, Etc. WRIGHT & DITSON SPORTING GOODS. Waban Block, Wellesley Sq. John A. Morgan & Co. PHARMACISTS, Shattuck Building, WELLESLEY. HARRISON SWAN & CO. DEALERS IN Poultry and Wild Game, 1 faneuil Hall Market, Boston. Telephone Richmond 883-2. INTERSOCIETY RULES AND REGULATIONS, Wellesley C liege, 1906—1907. A. Invitations. I. All invitations due at the end of the year shall be sent on the morning of Alumnae Day. During the year invitations shall be sent only on the first day of each month. II. All invitations shall be written and sent through the mails. III. a. Xo student who has failed to obtain diploma grade shall be elected to membership in, or receive invitations to, societies. b. No student ineligible before the June examinations shall be elected to membership before the following September. c. Exceptions may be made to these rules by a com- mittee of society presidents. IV. Xo one shall be invited to join any society until the end of her sophomore year. Xo one entering college with higher rank than that of Sophomore shall be invited to join any society until she has been in College one semester. V. Until students have replied to their invitations, the ex- clusive right of communicating with them in regard to society matters shall be reserved to the presidents of the societies. B. There shall be no pledging of girls not in societies. C. I. X<> addition or change shall be made in these rules without the consent of all the societies. II. All intersociety business not provided for in these rules shall be decided by a vote of all the societies. D. These rules shall go into effect when adopted by all the societies, and shall continue in effect until June first. E. I. Xo upper-class girl shall be allowed to enter a society house until she has been in college one semester, and no under- class girl until the end of sophomore year, except to functions to which fifty formal invitations, exclusive of sophomores and freshmen, have been issued. Exceptions can be made to this rule by the committee of society presidents. II. Sophomore and freshman members of the following or- ganizations shall be permitted to attend their meetings in societv houses: Scribblers' Club, Debating Club, Department Clubs' Social Study Club. Resolved: I. That the societies regard as dishonorable any attempt to discover or influence the society preferences of a girl not a society member. II. That we. as societies, recognize our obligation to further the social life of the College. III. That the Inter-society Rules and Resolutions be pub- lished in the College Xews as soon as adopted. THEATER NOTES. Tremont Theater — "Madame Butterfly" — a Park — "The Mountain Climber." Colonial — E. S. Willard in "Colonel Xewcome Hollis Street — Maude Adams in "Peter Pan Majestic — "My Lady's Maid." Fine Athletic Goods LawnTennis, Foot Ball, Basket Ball, Hoc Key SticKs, Hockey Skates, Skating Shoes, Sweat- ers, Jerseys and all Kinds of Athletic Cloth- ing and Athletic Im- plements. Catalogue Free to any address. WRIGHT (SL DITSON Boston aid Cambridge. Mass. Chicago, III. Providence. R.I. Japanese opera. J. TA1LBY CSb SOS, FLORISTS, Wellesley, Opp. Railroad Station, Orders by Mil or otherwise pronptly itteiM ti Comectetf by Telephone. BUY THE BEST CHOCOLATES. "The Taste Tells." F. DIEHL, JR., Livery and Boarding Stable, WELLESLEY, MASS. Baggage Transferred to and from Station. Meet all trains. Orders prompily attended to. Hacks for Funerals and Parties. Telephone No. 16-2. James Korntved, Ladies' and Gent's Custom Tailor SHAW BLOCK, ROOM i WELLESLEY SQUARE. Special attention paid to Pressing and Cleaning. Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream — the entirely different kind — served at our fountain for sc. Coffee, Beef Tea, Asparox, Malted Milk, Ginger, Tomato, Clam Bouillon — all served hot in porcelain mugs, 5c Sexton's Pharmacy. R. F. EVANS, Painter and Decorator, Hanging and Tinting. Paper. All Mail Orders Promptly Atteided to. P. O. BOX 66 458 Washington St., Wellesley Pianos for Rent. SPECIALTY: A small piano with a big tone. This piano is used extensively by Yale students. DERBY'S PIANO ROOMS, Clark's Block, - - Natick COLLEGE NEWS MUSIC NOTES. Vesper service list for October 38, 1906, was as follows: Service Anthem -"Saviour, When Night Involves the Skies" H. R. Shelley Organ — Andante (from the Serenade) Richard Strauss Marche Religieuse Girhnant Choir — "Lord, How Long wilt Thou Forget Mer" W H. Neidlimer Processional — 614. . Recessional — 789. Hymn — 602. Psalm — 91. The Symphony programme, in anticipation of the Symphony Concert, Saturday evening, November 3, 1906, will be given i:i Billings Hall, Wednesday, October 31, at 4.20 P.M. Every one is invited. Following is the Concert Programme: 1. Overture to "Der Freischutz" Weber 2. Aria from " Der Freischutz," Miss Fremstadt. '3. Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished Symphony") Schubert 4. Songs with Piano, Miss Fremstadt. 5 Symphony in B flat major, No. 1 Schumann Soloist — Miss Olive Fremstadt. At the ensemble trial held Friday, October 23, the following students were chosen to form the Wellesley College Orchestra: IIKST VIOLINS. SECOND VIOLINS. Helen M. Adair, iqio Leah T. Curtis, 1908. Marion G. Alexander, 1909 Dorothy Dey, 1910 Marie Biddle, 1907 Gretchen Harper, 1910 Helen M. Hussey, 1909 Vere L. Huntington, 1910 Elizabeth A. Judkins, Sp. Helen Rowdey, 19 10 Dorothy Q. Lane, 1910 Caroline Wakefield, 1909 Jessie L. Neely. 1910 Evelyn Walmsley, 1908 Marion A. Webster, 1909. 'cello. first cornet. Margaret Erwin, 1908 Hortense Foote, 1908 BASS SECOND CORNET. Mildred L. Mcintosh, 1908 Gertrude G. Fisher, 1909 PIANO. Ellen M. Fulton, 1910. librarian. Georgiana V. Kendall. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings in Billings Hall, from 7.20 to S.oo. The director is Mr. Albert T. Foster (Room 13, Music Hall, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10.50 to 11.45) to whom all applications for membership should be addressed. ART GALLERY EXHIBITION. Among the photographs purchased by the Art Department this summer, are a number which seem of especial interest or beauty. These have been hung in the gallery, so that members of the College who may be interested shall have an opportunity to see them before they are required for class use. The photographs represent architecture, sculpture, and paint- ing. The examples of Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals of Germany are perhaps the finest photographs of architecture that the department has acquired up to this time. The gray tone of the print is especially well adapted to the representation of stone. The detail comes out with remarkable distinctness and beauty. The interior of Cologne is exceptionally fine. Renaissance sculpture in Italy is illustrated by several im- portant monuments, notably the equestrian statue of Galtema- lata by Donatello, an epoch-making work; one of the most beau- tiful of Renaissance tombs, that of Ilaria del Carretto by Dell? Inercia in the cathedral at Lucca. The polychrome font in the Baptistry of Siena, in which several famous artists collaborated, is a marble monument with bronze reliefs; touches of gold and color add greatly to its beauty, and stamp it as essentially Every Requisite for E)atnt£ Xuncb COBB, BATES & YERXA CO., 55 to 6 J Summer Street, ( Only one block from Washington St.) he Intercollegiate Bureau of Academic Costume. COTRELL & LEONARD, m ALBANY, N. Y. .Makers of the Caps, Gowns and Hoods to Wellesley, Radcliffe, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Woman's College of Baltimore, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Univ. of Pa., Dartmouth, Brown, Williams, Amherst, Colorado College, Stanford and the others. CORRECT HOODS FOR ALL DEGREES. Illustrated bulletin and samples on request. ( Annie W. Stock- ing, Wellesley, 1902, in charge of correspondence.) .1 VISITORS 10 PHILADELPHIA are invited to inspect the un- equalled stock of gems, jew- elry, silverware, bronzes, glass, china, and objects of art exhibited by the } Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. igreeable to visitors § in their magnificent new es- y tablishment in The Bailey Building, 1218-20-22 Chestnut St. THERE is a free dom to examin objects of interest T in every department '• of this establish- ment, which is very l'HILADBlPHIA Sienese, even though Donatello and Ghiberti were among those who worked on it. In painting we have Signorelli's magnificent impersonations of the twelve Apostles which formed a frieze in the Sacristy of the church of Santa Casa at Loreto. They are youthful works in fresco which show close connection with the realistic school of sculptors led by Donatello and Verrocchio. Photographs of the Sistine Chapel decorations occupy nearly all the long wall of the gallery. This series of the lives of Moses and of Christ presents special interest to the student of fifteenth century paintings; it is sometimes overlooked by others who are engrossed in the study of Michelangelo's great ceiling. Here were gathered together the chief men of the period immediately preceding the sixteenth century. The masters of Michelangelo and of Raphael worked side by side; and we have a permanent record in the portrait groups of the type of men who dominated that unique epoch. The numerous photographs of details make a comparative study of types very profitable. A piquant charm in the pageant pictures from the Schifanoia Palace at Ferrara bring to mind the festal processions described so vividly in Romola, such a merry company as one might see any day at carnival time in Italy. E. R. A. ARTIST RECITALS. Sufficient funds are on hand, but the agent of Schumann- Heink writes that she may be singing in opera on the evening which previously he had telegraphed as free. The Music De- partment is unwilling to sign any contracts until the Schumann- Heink date is settled. On this account it is uncertain when the orders for tickets will be filled. COLLEGE NEWS BARNSWALLOW PLAY. Hoop dee doodle doo, We're at the Barn again. And the Barn we think, it is all right. Lots of room to spare and seats com modious And stage setting is out of sight. Dazzling stars upon stage scintillate From behind the piles of wilting flowers, Which the young enthusiast donate To these handsome bloomed men sedate, All cheer the good old Barn. C. L. C. The first Barnswallow play of the year was ushered in with all the propitiousness of a clear moonlight night, new songs and a new class, on Saturday, October 27th. Marguerite MacKel- lar, the Barnswallow President, greeted the enthusiastic audience, and informed them that the stars were pacing back and forth in their private dressing rooms, eager to present the "Russian Honeymoon." The play is from the French of Eugene Scribe, translated by Mrs. Burton Harrison. Our President assured us that the main purpose in presenting it was to ac- knowledge talent of the outside world. The cast in full was as follows: Alexis Petrovitch Helen M. Wood, '07 afterwards Gustav, Count of Woroffski. Poleska, his wife Frida Semler, '08 Baroness Vladimir, his sister Daphne Crane, '08 Ivan Dorothy Fuller, '08 Micheline Elsa Wackenhuth, '07 Konlikoff Demetrovitch Dorothy Hazard, '08 Osip Ruth Wilson, '08 Peasants, Elizabeth Adamson, 'oq, Dorothy Richirdson, '10, Gertrude Cate, '07. Guards. ... Marguerite Bentley, '10, Elizabeth Adamson, '09 The first act opened upon the home of the Russian shoe- maker, Ivan. Wolf skins decorated the walls and doors. Candles burned before the ikon. Here we had some, at least. of the characteristic decorations of a Russian peasant home. At a table were seated peasants and serfs, who caught up the enthusiasm of the audience and gave it back in a rousing Rus- sian drinking song. The Intendant of the Chateau Wo- roffski and Ivan gave us the historical setting: the history of the estate, its management and the young count who has only re- cently inherited the castle and lands, and is about to visit the estate with his bride. The new countess has been delayed on the road on her way to meet her husband, who has made the journey before her to prepare the castle for her reception. The complication in the play was the relation between the young count and his bride. He was possessed of a jealous tempera- ment; she of a violent temper and much pride, which tended to destroy the peace of their married life. The count, therefore, determined, as we learned in Act II, to use the methods of the "Taming of the Shrew." He meets her as a common serf, making her believe this his real identity; and forces her, caught by his plans in the wild Russian -Poland country, to take the dress of a Russian peasant, and accept his humble bounty. The second and third acts tie the knot of complication tighter. The Baroness, sister of Count Woroffski, visits the chateau, seeks to punish the reputed irregularity of marriage of the beautiful girl. At this point the Baroness has gained an in- sight into the situation through an interview with the serf, whom she recognizes as her brother. Finally she puts the young Countess to a test of the Count's love. The culmination of the play is the submission of the woman to the man, and the happy renewal of the "Russian Honeymoon." Miss Frida Semler played the most important role, as Poleska, the fiery-tempered, high-spirited countess. Her first entrance was appealing both to the members of the Russian household and the audience, as her imperious bearing turned to womanly sympathy when she learned that the driver of her carriage had been hurt. Her quick changes of emotion throughout were given with a distinctness and charm rarely seen on the Barn stage, and the rest of the cast fell somewhat into the back- ground, not by reason of unskillful acting on their parts, but be- cause of Miss Sender's very unusual magnetism and completeness of interpretation. The suggestive force of her restraint in several situations that could easily have been overacted, was quite beyond the pale of amateur work. Miss Wood, as the Count, failed in making the character sufficiently vital and masculine. She carried a difficult part with dignity, but her restraint lacked force. Dorothy Fuller, as the old man, was too jaunty for the char- acter she sought to assume. Her voice was excellent but her manner was entirely feminine. Daphne Crane gave us a charming Baroness, spirited and finished in detail. Elsa Wackenhuth took the minor part of Micheline ably and with ex- quisite sincerity. She played her part with a certain saucy air, of vast delight to the audience. Konlikoff Demetrovitch, played by Dorothy Hazard, was a true dashing steward, who bit his moustache and ogled his sweetheart with convincing enthu- siasm. His vast self-importance and high-handed love-making completely won the feminine hearts of the audience. Between the first and second acts a speech was lustily de- manded from the 1906 Barnswallow President, Helen Segar, whom every one was glad to see. She offered a suggestion of widening the Barn doors to admit the increased number of members, which, for its very common sense appeal, should be followed out. A Calendar of Character and Personality Begin now to compile it. 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